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    Reaming and facing head tube...

    I'm planning to build my first bike and have been carrying out a bit of research. From what i have read, the head tube of the frame needs to be faced and reamed before a headset can be installed. Is this true? To do this i have found that some fairly expensive tools are required, which i have no access to (my LBS doesn't have these tools), and i'm not too keen on spending the large sum of money on them, especially if it turns out i'm a terrible frame builder

    Is there any alternative method of installing a headset to avoid this cost and process? I'm wanting a threadless headset if that's of any importance.

    And one other thing... How difficult and time consuming is it to hand miter a steel tube set for a frame?

    Thanks in advance
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackjack51
    I'm planning to build my first bike and have been carrying out a bit of research. From what i have read, the head tube of the frame needs to be faced and reamed before a headset can be installed. Is this true? To do this i have found that some fairly expensive tools are required, which i have no access to (my LBS doesn't have these tools), and i'm not too keen on spending the large sum of money on them, especially if it turns out i'm a terrible frame builder

    Is there any alternative method of installing a headset to avoid this cost and process? I'm wanting a threadless headset if that's of any importance.

    And one other thing... How difficult and time consuming is it to hand miter a steel tube set for a frame?

    Thanks in advance
    No way to do the job without a cutter - either find one or buy one.

    Hand mitering is not hard - just takes time. Download tubemiter.exe It will provide a paper template which will get the miter very close (touch up to finish).
    http://www.ihpva.org/people/tstrike/...ng/tubemit.htm
    Becareful buying/selling bike parts on-line. I learned the hard way. :(

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